A heavy ion beam probe (HIBP) using a 3-MV tandem accelerator has been installed on large helical device (LHD). Electrostatic potential in core plasma can be measured under the toroidal magnetic field strength of up to 3 T. By using the HIBP, the transition of potential profiles from electron-root to ion-root is observed in core plasmas during ramp-up of the electron density. Potential fluctuations are also measured electron cyclotron current drive (ECCD). Two kind of characteristic fluctuations are observed. One is a reversed-shear-induced Alfvén eigenmode (RSAE), whose frequency varies during the evolution of the rotational transform profile, and the other is with a constant geodeisc acoustic mode (GAM) frequency.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Condensed Matter Physics